FLORIDA'S NATURE COAST - GULF COAST TO LAKES - SECLUDED LOCATION

Bob Elliott

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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FLORIDA'S NATURE COAST - GULF COAST TO LAKES - SECLUDED LOCATION

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the Privacy and Luxury of a Nature Coast Pool Home with access to Bella Vita Fitness and Spa Center!

Spend a month in this gorgeous year-round Florida Villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. This clean, spacious, fully equipped home is approximately 2000 total sq. ft. and perfect for up to four adult vacationers. The in ground kidney-shaped heated pool, totally screened, is a highlight of this property. It is private and peaceful and benefits from the sun mid morning until early evening sunsets. Spend an evening enjoying cool nights outside by the pool with beautiful lighting accenting this private paradise.

Dine al fresco with meals under the protection of the lanai, and the bonus of a beautiful new stainless steel grill or come in out of the sun and take advantage of a fully applianced eat-in kitchen which also includes a breakfast bar. The fully stocked kitchen makes for a great central location for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find yourself planning your days while listening to music, preparing your next meal, or enjoying lively conversation.

The Master suite has a queen sized bed and a large dresser with mirror. Double glass sliding doors open to reveal the close proximity and convenience of the pool and patio right outside your door. The Master bathroom features a Jacuzzi-style tub, oversized shower, double sink, large vanity, ½ bath, and spacious walk-in closet.

The second bedroom features a double bed framed in an antique style, wrought-iron headboard. There is a tall chest and a large closet for your belongings. The den offers HD flat screen TV with a Blue Ray DVD player. There is also a desk and a large closet. There are also plenty of board games, DVD’s and books for guests to spend some quality time together.

The formal living room has newly installed bamboo floors and new sleek leather furnishings. It is the perfect place to relax and read a book with double glass sliding doors overlooking the pool. This house is filled with luxury around every corner, and everything you could need is right at your fingertips.

Additional amenities include cable television, washer, dryer, a two-car garage, automatic garage door opener, portable stereo with CD player and an IPod docking station. Central AC and ceiling fans in each bedroom help keep things cool at night and are a great way to cool down after a day in the sun.

Step outside and enjoy……

This vacation home is perfectly situated in the middle of a private gated Golf Course community known as Citrus Hills Village, and has everything for your comfort and enjoyment. With temperatures averaging 72 degrees year round, Citrus County is one of the best locations in the state of Florida. Cool breezes off the Gulf of Mexico in summer feel heavenly and warmer temperatures in the winter extend the enjoyment through all four seasons.

The community offers 9 challenging public golf courses, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor dinning as well as some terrific shopping. A quick 25 minute drive to the beach will lead you to Fort Island State Park.

Enjoy the benefits of exclusive membership at the Bella Vita Fitness & Spa Center, free golf on the Meadows 18 hole championship course, and free tennis at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club courts (for guest staying a minimum of 30 days).

The home is located between the Towns of Inverness & Hernando, off the Gulf to Lake Highway, just minutes from restaurants, shopping centers, local activities & attractions. Tampa and Orlando airports are located approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours south.

The property is located less then 10 miles from Crystal River and Homosassa attractions. You can have a fun time taking riverboat tours, swimming with manatees, scuba diving, or even fishing in the salt water. A day trip to Orlando (Disney World) or Tampa (Bush Gardens) is just an hour away. Spend the day exploring amusement parks.

As part of Florida’s nature coast the City of Inverness lies comfortably between the tranquil waters of the chain of seven lakes leading to the Gulf of Mexico, known as the Tsala Apopka (considered one of the richest bass fisheries in the world), and continues to the moss filled oak trees of the Inverness highlands. Its historic downtown square with an array of fine shops, restaurants, the Crown Hotel and Citrus County's turn-of-the-century Courthouse (appeared in film scenes from 'Follow That Dream' starring Elvis Presley), bathe Inverness in the ambiance of times past.

Inverness is geographically located in the center of the State of Florida and it bears a notable resemblance to its sister city - Inverness, Scotland. Approximately, a hour's drive to Tampa's Busch Gardens to the south, Orlando's Disney World/Epcot complex to the southeast, the charming old fishing village of Cedar Key to the northwest and Gainesville's FSU Gator football games to the north.

Keywords: Pool Home;Secluded;Golf Courses; Bella Vita Spa; close to lakes;close to beaches;country club;tennis;golf;fishing;nature trails

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Bob Elliott

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english

New Hampshire resident who enjoys the New England summers and Florida winters built this private and quiet retreat to have a place to 'escape' to. The owner of a management consulting business, he loves the 'laid back' environment and natural beauty of Florida's nature coast. Unlike the highly developed areas of Florida, he finds the nature coast is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the gulf coast. The owner designed his 'villa' to capture the clean, calm and private feeling of the nature coast. He wanted to recreate a sense of beauty and creativity - where one can enjoy the peaceful environment - where one can enjoy writing, painting, or composing as well as enjoying one of the best preserved natural splendors in Florida.

Bob Elliott purchased this house in 1994

As someone who constantly travels for business, I was looking for the perfect place, which combined natural beauty and privacy, to relax and unwind after a business trip. Having spent many vacations throughout the state - this location won me over - it had everything I was looking for and more. Sitting at the top of a hill it offers mild winters and comfortable summers - with a consistent and pleasant breeze.

This is a very private, hilltop location with all of the benefits of nature-coast living nearby. The central gulf coast location gives you access to the 'college town' atmosphere of Gainesville, the big city attractions of Tampa, the recreational diversity of Orlando - and the small 'old Florida' charm of Crystal River and Cedar Keys. With three airports easily accessible it is a convenient spot to get to. The ability to enjoy the sunshine in a private location allows you to enjoy an uninhibited environment. Set apart from neighboring properties allows you the privacy and comfort of individual tastes.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Florida's Nature Coast - Gulf Coast to Lakes - Secluded Location
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Hernando Florida Central Gulf Coast
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FANTASTIC PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at this property for the past 3 years in the winter. This past year we were there for 3 months. We will definitely return in the future.

The property / house is everything advertised and more. It is fully equipped. All you need to bring is your clothes and buy groceries. The property is very clean and well maintained. The pool is serviced every week. In addition, the rental comes with a membership to the Terra Vista HOA, which includes a fitness center, lots of social activities (bridge, etc.), and 3 golf courses.

We especially enjoyed eating on the lanai, overlooking the pool.

Inverness is a great little town with many restaurants and lots to do. The Withlacoochie Trail bike and walking trail runs through the town - great for daily exercise. The locals are very friendly.

I would specifically recommend Cinnamon Sticks, Joe's, and Chefs of Napoli (Inverness) and The Highlander and Dan's Clam Stand (Crystal River) for dining out options.

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. And my wife and I will be returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I have enjoyed having Tony and Joyce as guest for the past three years. They have always maintained the property in excellent condition, and enjoy the privacy afforded in this hilltop location, surrounded by tree lots on three sides. It is wonderful to have guests that enjoy all the amenities available at the Terra Vista Spa and Health Club, golf courses and tennis facilities - as well as the many things to see and do in the nature coast area. I certainly look forward to their return - they are ideal guests.
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Hernando Florida Central Gulf Coast
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#254999 - INVERNESS

  • 4 of 5
The house and area was fantastic! It was very peaceful and quiet. The pool, and especially the lanai
area was a great place to relax and unwind. The house is very tastefully decorated with all the amenities that one would require. The house was clean and well maintained and the owner was always available if we had any questions. Our guests loved the area and house, but would have liked a queen size bed (we had one!)

The location is great for golfing. There are many courses in the area to play - Citrus Hills Country Club- The Meadows and Oaks, Skyview and El Diablo to name a few. There are amazing places to see from this location. We visited Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and Tarpon Springs - great day trips and some nice beaches. There are walking/biking paths in the area where we were able to see a lot of wild life and we drove to Homosassa quite often to see the Manatees ( just amazing!) Inverness has a lovely downtown area with restaurants and an antique market. There are also many restaurants in
the area that we greatly enjoyed - Cody's roadhouse, Chefs of Napoli, Chrystal Hills Golf Club - even the Olive Garden. The weather was great and we enjoyed the entire stay. We are looking forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that Marilyn and Victor will be coming back in 2012. I love when guests come to Citrus Hills and enjoy the natural terrain and wildlife, along with the great golfing facilities. I agree - Chef's of Napoli is as good as a trip to "bella Napoli" along the Italian coast.
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Hernando Florida Central Gulf Coast
Stanardsville, Va.
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS MEET FLORIDA SUMMERTIME

  • 5 of 5
We were so impressed with this house and the amenities! The owner (Bob) thought of everything, and was available if anything came up during our stay. The pool area is very private, and it feels like you are all alone with just the Florida sunshine and trees surrounding you while you swim or have a cup of coffee in the morning on the lanai. We definitely want to return again and again! The location of the house is so convenient and the neighborhood is quiet and restful. We can't say enough about the quality of this property. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything that a dedicated cook could want. You don't want to miss this house!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Cynthia and Lyle truly captured the "look and feel" I wanted to create for guests, in this review. You always hope that you have thought of everything, and can be available if anything comes up unexpectedly. I also enjoy my first cup of coffee in the morning by the pool area - when the sun is just starting to rise over the trees surrounding the back yard. For a "northerner" eating outside under the lanai is always a treat. Being an avid cook - having a well supplied kitchen was a priority. I hope to see Cynthia and Lyle back soon - relaxing around the pool in this peaceful and quiet Citrus Hills neighborhood.
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A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX & ESCAPE!

A Great Place to Relax & Escape!
  • 5 of 5
All of the photos and descriptions lived up to this fantastic vacation home. The home is sumptuously decorated and immaculately maintained. There is plenty of space and immenities with which to relax, unwind, swim, sunbathe, cook, etc. The owner seemed to anticipate his guests every need and even provided a book filled with any further information you could want or need about the property and surrounding destinations/locations.

I would absolutely recommend this fabulous retreat to my friends and family.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate having guests that get out and explore all that Citrus Hills has to offer (Golf and Tennis Clubs, World Class Fitness and Spa Center) as well as Florida's famous nature coast. I learned that one of top 10 beaches in the USA, on an island (reachable by ferry), is a short drive away - Caladesi Island.
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Newfields, NH
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WONDERFUL RETREAT IN THE HEART OF THE NATURE COAST

  • 5 of 5
My stay here was excellent! The house is very well appointed from the furnishings, well equipped kitchen to the pool area. There was nothing missing! A major plus is the privacy of this location. I do not think that there is another residence in Citrus Hills that is as private.

The home is a prime base location for those seeking golf, beaches and the adventures of the nature coast.

After traveling in several other areas of Florida I found this area to be the most diverse and untouristed of all. There are certainly many opportunities for adventure as well as just relaxing at this prime retreat.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Being far from the heavily touristed spots was a prime consideration when deciding to build a retreat space in Florida. It is also central enough to travel anywhere in an hour or two to visit any of the areas that Florida is certainly known for.
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Gorham, NH
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PRIVATE AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
The house is very confortable. The heated pool, lanai, and separation from neighbors makes for a nice, private spot to relax. We were quite confortable here, slept well (nice bed), and found the kitchen well equipped. The golf club was an excellent place to spend time, and the "Grill" is a very good eatery. Staff at all Citrus Hills locations were excellent. We even took golf lessons where the pro, Steve, did a great job with everyone. I learned, and practiced, a new "trick" that may help me win a match in the future. I find the value of most Citrus Hills function easily worth more than they charge.

The owner responded positively to our request, and gave good service. The information and preparations provided made this stay easy to get into. No unpleasant surprises.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Andy and Linda were perfect guests - I am really happy they were able to take advantage of my membership at Citrus Hills golf and country club, and Bella Vita spa and fitness center. It is rewarding to know that others enjoy the private and quiet location - sitting by the pool. They have given me some good ideas to further enhance future visitors stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Citrus Hills Golf & Tennis Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakes region
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee encounters
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Island Gulf Beach and State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Island Beach
Car: necessary

Scalloping, tennis, camping

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Availability & Rates

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Hernando House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Standard
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Non-smoking and pet-free environment.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hernando House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has large walk-in shower and soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Located in 2nd Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Exclusive access to Terra Vista - Bella Vita Fitness & Spa Center, Activity Center, Rockwood Park & Nature Trail, Brentwood Swim & Fitness Center, Belmont Swimming Pool, The Grille, and Rose & Crown Restaurants. Free Golf on the Meadows Golf Course, and free Tennis at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club – for guests renting for a minimum of 30 days.
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